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Kranshoek is located in Western Cape
 Kranshoek shown within Western Cape
Kranshoek is located in South Africa
Kranshoek (South Africa)
Kranshoek is located in Africa
Kranshoek (Africa)
Coordinates: 34°05′28″S 23°18′23″E / 34.09111°S 23.30639°E / -34.09111; 23.30639
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District Eden
Municipality Bitou
 • Total 12.33 km2 (4.76 sq mi)
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 5,597
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 9.0%
 • Coloured 53.4%
 • Indian/Asian 1.0%
 • White 0.5%
 • Other 36.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 87.9%
 • Xhosa 4.1%
 • English 3.9%
 • Tswana 1.0%
 • Other 3.1%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
PO box 6605

Kranshoek is a settlement in Eden District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Kranshoek was founded in the early years of the 20th century by a group of Griqua trekkers under the leadership of Abraham le Fleur who had been displaced from their land in Kokstad.[2] Le Fleur also founded the Griqua National Conference in 1904 and the Griqua Independent Church.[3] A local monument, erected in 1942, celebrates the early Griqua pioneers.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Kranshoek". Census 2011.
  2. ^ David Donald (2008-09-01). Call on the Wind. Jacana Media. p. 118. ISBN 978-1-77009-360-7.
  3. ^ "Griqua identity" (PDF). UCT Libraries. Retrieved 15 September 2014. He spent his life campaigning for the restitution of Griqua land lost when the British colonial authorities annexed Griqualand East. […] This he did by establishing the Griqua Independent Church, as a counter to the European-controlled mission churches, launched over the Easter weekend in 1920 […] He also founded the Griqua National Conference in 1904, which became the official mouthpiece of the Griqua people[…]
  4. ^ "Griqua identity" (PDF). UCT Libraries. Retrieved 15 September 2014. Significant events in the Griqua history are commemorated annually by way of special people‟s days, such as the birthday of Paramount Chief AAS le Fleur and the celebration of the unveiling of a monument erected in honour of the early Griqua pioneers at Kranshoek in 1942…